Heartbreaking news has struck the O’Neal family recently and our thoughts and prayers are definitely with them at this time.
NBA legend, Shaquille O’Neal and his ex-wife/Basketball Wives creator, Shaunie o’Neal, are deeply concerned about their 18 year old son, Shareef right about now. In case y’all hadn’t heard, Shareef was one of the most highly sought after high school basketball players during his senior season. There was major hype surrounding his upcoming college b-ball career with UCLA this year.
Unfortunately, the 18-year-old has just bravely announced that UCLA’s medical staff has caught a serious heart aliment and he must now undergo major heart surgery.
Peter Guber, Co-Executive Chairman of the Golden State Warriors and Chairman and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment, speaks to former Los Angeles Lakers legend Shaquille O’Neal and his son Shareef O’Neal as they attend a basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers where Lakers legend Kobe Bryant’s jersey was retired at Staples Center on December 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
He credits the staff with ‘saving his life’ and spoke out during a new interview with TMZ to announce his plans going forward. He will have to sit out his entire freshman season and will be just a “normal student” during that time: